Friday, July 30, 2010

Friday Funnies - Nathan Sharpe loses a tooth

Friday Funnies - Nathan Sharpe loses a tooth

Earlier in the week you saw a clip of a player getting his nose smashed by a stray boot while making a tackle. This clip today shows how the same thing happened to Wallaby lock Nathan Sharpe last weekend, except he actually lost his tooth.

While Ive named it a Friday Funny, it may be a bit strange to laugh at such an occurrence but theres a bit of humour there in that his tooth was knocked out during the game and had to be searched for by six members of the Suncorp Stadium ground staff after full time.

It happened when Bok center Jaque Fourie made a break and Sharpe - who will equal the record of John Eales this weekend for most caps earned by a Wallabies lock lunged at his feet to make the tackle.

Unfortunately he copped the boot in the face, ripping, or knocking one of his molars out in the process and onto the turf, as can be seen in the slow mo on this video. The ground staff incredibly managed to find the tooth, returning it to Sharpe in the changeroom.

Instead of celebrating the great win with his mates, he was whisked off to a dentist to have it put back in. The procedure seems to have been a success, and hell be turning out for his country again tomorrow, this time against the All Blacks.

Have a good weekend and make sure you catch all the Tri Nations, Currie Cup, and ITM Cup action. If you spot anything you think should be posted on here, be sure to get in touch via the contact page or in the requests section. Cheers.

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